I started running in graduate school at Indiana University on a dare from a friend to complete a 5K. At that time, I was looking for a way to lose weight, get fit and to have a more active lifestyle. After completing the Dick Lugar 5K in Indianapolis, I was hooked on running! After that first 5K, I completed eight Indianapolis Mini-Marathons (half-marathon where you run full lap on the famed Indy 500 oval!), two Chicago Marathons, and numerous other races around Bloomington, IN. Here in Texas, I ran so far 3 full Houston Marathons and 6 (I think!) Aramco Houston Half-Marathons. I also enjoy running the Toughest Bridge Series with Bay Area Fit during the season and other races. Running has been one of the best lifestyle decisions I have ever made. I found running helps me not only stay fit, but also helps me handle the stress and craziness of being a college administrator and professor. One cool outcome of running is that once my students and colleagues find out about my running, they also want to connect with the running community! I look forward to helping reach your personal training goals…and maybe have a craft brew or two after those long training runs!